How to have the police delete your fingerprints

In many cases, clients reach such results that they avoid having a criminal record. For example, this is the case when they are acquitted, when they sign a commitment under Section 810 and have the main charge withdrawn, when they receive a conditional discharge or an absolute discharge during sentencing, or when the charge is dropped by the Prosecutor despite an initial summons to appear before the Judge, as when

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Three clients charged with shoplifting are given absolute discharges

Three clients of criminal lawyer Luc Simard had been charged with shoplifting together (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). Mr. Simard undertook negotiations with the Prosecutor. The clients made a donation to a charity organization and pleaded guilty to the charges. Taking into account the donations made as well as each of the women’s permanent resident status, the lawyers suggested the Judge grant them absolute discharges. The Judge acquiesced.Not all

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A client charged with shoplifting receives an absolute discharge

Criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was defending a client charged with shoplifting for a value exceeding $ 800 (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). Given her professional status, her age and the fact that she did not have a criminal record, Mr.Cormier negotiated with the Prosecutor so that his client could benefit from a discharge. The client made a donation to a charity organization and then pleaded guilty. The Judge agreed

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Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI)

Xavier Cormier, a lawyer, defends clients charged with driving under the influence (DUI) (See Section 253 of the Criminal Code of Canada, 253(a), 253(b) and the following). The main offences of impaired driving are: driving a vehicle with impaired faculties, driving a vehicle with a rate of alcohol beyond 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, and care or control of a vehicle with impaired faculties or with

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A client charged with mischief receives an absolute discharge

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier had been charged with mischief under $ 5,000 committed on an automobile vehicle (Section 430 (1) a) (4) b) Criminal Code of Canada). A criminal record would have interfered with the career of this client, who was a student. The client made a donation to a charity organization. Mr. Cormier and the Prosecutor suggested the Judge grant the client an absolute discharge, taking

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A client charged with fraud receives an absolute discharge

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with fraud under 5000$ (section 380 Criminal Code of Canada). A criminal record could have resulted in the client losing her job . Mr. Cormier discussed the case with the Prosecutor. The client pleaded guilty to the charge. Given the fact that she made a donation to a benevolent organisation and considering her personal situation, the Prosecutor and Mr Cormier suggested

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A weapon and ammunition negligently stored but he avoids having a record

The police arrested an individual on the highway for a Highway Safety Code offence. The police officer immediately noticed a hunting rifle lying on the back seat, and then found ammunition on the front seat. The individual was charged with carrying and storing a weapon and ammunition in a negligent manner (Section 86 of the Criminal Code). He hired Mr Xavier Cormier in Montreal to defend him.After our criminal lawyer

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A client charged with public mischief is granted an absolute discharge

A client of Mr. Xavier Cormier was charged with committing public mischief (Section 140 (1) c) (2) (a) Criminal Code of Canada). She had to avoid having a criminal record, especially because of her travels to the United States and her job.The client pleaded guilty to the public mischief charges. A lawyer working with Mr. Cormier asked the Judge to grant the client an absolute discharge, but the Prosecutor did

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Despite stealing gas, he avoided getting a criminal record

An individual had not paid for $ 52 worth of gas in a service station. He was later arrested by police and charged with theft under $ 5,000 under Section 334 b) ii) of the Criminal Code. He had already been convicted previously of driving under the influence, but nevertheless wished to avoid having a record for this charge, because a conviction for theft could have affected his travel to

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Although charged with stealing over $ 5,000 from his employer, he avoided getting a record

A Canadian permanent resident committed a series of embezzlements while undergoing personal problems at the level of professional integration. It seems he stole money from the cash he used in his work. He was charged with theft over $ 5,000 (Section 334 a) and 355 Criminal Code) at the Montreal Palais de justice.After beginning the procedures with another lawyer, the client eventually asked our criminal lawyer for help. He wanted

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Although found guilty of shoplifting, a teacher avoided having a criminal record

Shoplifting is often an offence that our clients commit during a stressful period of their lives. For instance, a teacher was arrested in Montreal after stealing merchandise in a department store. She was charged with theft in accordance with Section 334 b ii) of the Criminal Code.This client’s career would have been in jeopardy if she had been convicted, since her employer checked for criminal records. Our criminal lawyer therefore

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Two clients are granted absolute discharges

Two clients of our criminal lawyer appeared in Municipal Court in Montreal during the same week on charges of shoplifting. Charges were laid under Section 334 of the Criminal Code. Both of them wished to avoid having a criminal record for very different reasons: one of them did volunteer work for various agencies, while the other one was a student. Both cases were settled quickly, on two Court dates about

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Four clients charged with theft receive discharges on the same day

Sometimes criminal lawyers have to deal with several cases at the same time, for instance when cases go to court on the same date. This is what happened to four clients of lawyer Xavier Cormier who all pleaded guilty to shoplifting charges on the same day in unrelated cases. For various reasons covered by the Criminal Code and jurisprudence, these clients received discharges in order to avoid having criminal records. Since

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A client charged with possession of stolen goods avoided having a criminal record

A person had purchased a stolen boat worth over $ 20,000 through the classified ads. Police investigated and charged him with possession of stolen goods, because he knew this merchandise had been acquired through commission within Canada of a criminal act (possession of stolen goods) for a value of over $ 5,000 (Section 354 and Section 355a) Criminal Code). This client hired a criminal lawyer to defend him, Xavier Cormier. The

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A client charged with theft received a 2nd absolute discharge

A client was arrested while exiting a store after stealing over $ 100 worth of goods. She was charged with shoplifting and possession of stolen goods (Section 334 b)ii) of the Criminal Code and 354(1)a) and 355b)ii) of the Criminal Code). This client had already been found guilty of theft about 6 years prior. She had then received a first discharge.The client hired criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier to represent her

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Client granted an absolute discharge for shoplifting and assault

A client was arrested for shoplifting (Section 334 b)ii) Criminal Code) and for shoving the security guard while exiting the store (assault, under Section 266 b) of the Criminal Code). This client had to avoid having a criminal record because of the nature of his job.   Carlos Bolivar, a criminal lawyer with Cormier Simard, negotiated with the Prosecutor. They agreed to suggest the Judge sentence the client to an absolute

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A client charged with theft and fraud will not have a criminal record

Charges for theft under $ 5,000 (Section 334b) (ii) Criminal Code), use of a stolen credit card (Section 342 (1)c)f) Criminal Code) and fraud under a value of $ 5,000 (Section 380 (1)b)(ii) Criminal Code) had been laid on a client of a criminal lawyer working for Cormier Simard. She had been accused of stealing a credit card and purchasing goods for a value of around $ 500. This client

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Shoplifting

Mr. Xavier Cormier, a criminal lawer, defends clients charged with shoplifting. Shoplifting is theft as defined by Sections 322 and 334 of the Criminal Code of Canada, and can incur a sentence going as far as imprisonment. It is possible to defend oneself against a shoplifting charge in certain situations. The evidence adduced in support may be insufficient or the police’s gathering of evidence may be tainted with violations of

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Having committed theft twice during a rough period, he received two discharges

Sometimes, clients going through a rough period of their lives commit a series of thefts, precisely because of their emotional state. These people often do not have any criminal records and had never dreamed of one day beyond at odds with the law. How can a criminal lawyer be of assistance to them?After getting arrested for shoplifting in a store, a client asked criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier to defend him. Once

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Although charged with soliciting, he is granted an absolute discharge

An individual charged with soliciting the services of a prostitute hired criminal lawyer Luc Simard to defend him (Section 213 Criminal Code). Because of his job and his trips to the US, this client wished to avoid having a criminal record. After negotiations with the Prosecutor, it was agreed the client would make a donation to a charity organization. The Judge granted an absolute discharge to the client because of

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